director Nathan H. Juran
Nathan H. Juran might not be a director of note for everyone, but he made quite a few science fiction/horror films, relative classics in their own ways. Have you seen The Deadly Mantis (1957)? Personal favorite 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)? Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)? Another Personal favorite The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)? Jack the Giant Killer (1962)? First Men in the Moon (1964) or The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973)?
Honestly, I haven’t seen them all. The Boy Who Cried Werewolf sounds cool.
The Brain from Planet Arous is an enjoyable mixed bag of some hilarious badness and unintentional comedy right along side a pretty cool story trope about not just an evil alien brain from outer space but the good alien brain cops (also from outer space, planet Arous to be exact) that come to Earth to hunt down their escaped criminal.
It stars John Agar, he also of much 1950’s pulp like Revenge of the Creature (1955), Tarantula (1955), The Mole People (1956), Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957), Attack of the Puppet People (1958), and Invisible Invaders (1959) and lots, lots more.
You can laugh. You might enjoy it straight-faced too. Or maybe even both. I did.